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By sekler
Posts:  437
Joined:  Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:37 am
#90974
Hey guys, just curious here.

How long have you grown your plants / What's the longest time you have owned CPs for ?

It's crazy how we get attached to those "pets". I got my first last August and now own several. I just feel like i wanna have them forever. It's such a weird feeling that no one understands, I'm examining them in details a few times per day.

Am I alone to do this ? I'm curious to know for how long have you been growing your oldest plant ? Do you still have your first plant ?

thanks :D
By Jaws
Posts:  1296
Joined:  Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:11 pm
#90976
"I'm examining them in details a few times per day."

Your not alone there :p
By jht-union
Posts:  3205
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:43 pm
#90980
I have own my oldest CP, which was my first VFT that i bought in amazon since april 2010( the first 2 weeks of april), so i have had it i think for 9-10 months, and now i have about 2700 carnivorus plants, and i have 6 species of CP's! :)

Oh, i watch all my plants almost every 10 minutes, everyday, before eating i check them and give them water first, then i eat. :)
One can become really addicted to this wonderful plants! :)
By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
#91000
I have around 200 plant's with 5 different species and the plant i've had longest is my Dionea "typical" It'll alway's hold a place in my haert, it's alway's been the most vigorous grower af allmy plant's, alway's dividing, and flowering, and growing new traps every few day's, i've only had it for 11 months and 19 day's but i love it to bit's (if you can love a plant to bit's)

And, i too am guilty of extensively checking al my plant's every day :lol:
By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#91013
My oldest plant is Mr. Nomnom. Got him in July last year.. then we have Beatrice, my first Pinguicula. I love all my plants and am certainly addicted as well. My cats aren't amused that they've lost their primary bird watching post on my windowsill to these green snappy things.. hehe.
By dantt99
Posts:  5045
Joined:  Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:48 am
#91033
You're not alone, my mini greenhouse gets checked multiple times per day :D
My oldest plants are (2) my Cupped Trap and my Typical. I got them October 2010. The cupped trap grows much better and quicker than the typical, but I haven't seen either grow much because of dormancy. That's why I'm so excited for spring! :)
By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
#91131
Grey wrote:My venus fly traps are throwing out flower stalks :lol: warms my heart to see Mr. Nomnom reproducing, considering he's my first (and therefore oldest) carnivorous plant.
Yeah, mine just done that too, i'm having flower's everywhere! :mrgreen:
By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#91139
I wasn't sure if I put them in dormancy properly. With it being my first I was terrified of the stories of mould and mildew and so left them bare root on the floor (in a container with a dribble of pure water and sphagnum) in our unheated conservatory. I now know they needed more light.. but to be honest I'm not so worried now as their reaction times and growing behaviour during the dormancy period appeared the same as everyone else's. Huge relief to see them bursting into life and flowering.

Sorry for going slightly off-topic :lol:. I do have a Nepenthes Alata that I've had for quite a few months, had it since it was about 5cm across.
By protocarnivorous 61
Posts:  61
Joined:  Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:27 pm
#91250
I had a Neph that became over grown , and grew another shoot , and clipped off the vine part , it did ok , for about a 11/2 years , and have not been successful with VFT 's I think my last mistake was too much water for the light it was getting , and another got owned by a grasshopper , here I am back at it again .
By bombsboy
Posts:  584
Joined:  Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:57 am
#91303
dantt99 wrote:You're not alone, my mini greenhouse gets checked multiple times per day :D
My oldest plants are (2) my Cupped Trap and my Typical. I got them October 2010. The cupped trap grows much better and quicker than the typical, but I haven't seen either grow much because of dormancy. That's why I'm so excited for spring! :)
i guess thats when you joined the FTC forums!
my oldest is probably my 2 year old VFT typical, and a Dente variety i won in a raffle!
By jht-union
Posts:  3205
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:43 pm
#96927
Wow jonh, by everything you know and have, i thought you were into CP's about 30 years ago. Wow, definitely is not many years.
Am i wrong at guessing that if it was your first sarra, then that means you probably started 12 years ago right? :?
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